Elddis Avanté 574 touring caravan review


Elddis Avante Exterior

The Elddis Avanté 574 is a new twin bed model seen for the first time at the October caravan show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Elddis Avante Twin single beds

The first thing you notice are the twin single beds with padded headboards, well-positioned over bed lights and neat bedside shelves, perfect for your morning cuppa or night time cocoa, which make this a practical and user-friendly bedroom. The beds also lift up to allow underbed storage and there are good well-sized overhead lockers too.

Elddis Avante 574 Plenty of underbed storage

The end-shower room has a clear acrylic bi-fold door to the shower cubicle. The semi-recessed basin has a cupboard underneath and there is another cupboard over the Thetford toilet.

Elddis Avante 574 kitchen

The offside kitchen has loads of storage space and all that you’d need to prepare meals, including a microwave, and a fridge. Much as we liked the round sink set in the worktop, we don’t find the shape practical for washing up square or rectangular objects!

Contemporary Ivory cupboard doors with feature letterbox style glazing in the kitchen complement the Noce Prosecco lockers in the living area and the standard upholstery is Estina but there are three other options available. We really liked the Easy Glide bed slats that glide easily in a dedicated track with less risk of derailing; these will make sofa to bed conversion so easy. We think that five mains electric sockets is a practical number and Elddis have installed these in the right places for maximum practicality.

Elddis Avante 574 kitchen front lounge

Heating and hot water is provided by Truma Ultraheat dual fuel which does have rapid heat-up facility for hot water.

Shaped windows complemented by the external graphics give a contemporary yet not overstated look.


Verdict

Twin fixed beds are proving to be a popular layout in caravans although they are understandably narrower than standard domestic twin beds. Designed as a four berth model, the layout will suit couples too.

For a caravan approaching £16,000 there is very little in the way of extra security fitted. It would be our advice to fit an alarm system which is offered as an option on this model to lower caravan insurance costs.

Elddis Avante 574 Floorplan

Fact File:

Cost to insure: £343*

Recommended Retail Price: £15,949.00
Price is ex-works and includes VAT @ 20% but excludes a recommended retailer delivery charge of £495 including VAT which includes delivery and preparing your caravan for collection by you.

Tech spec:

  • Grade III thermal insulation
  • 6 years water ingress warranty
  • BPW chassis
  • Single axle
  • Four berths
  • Plated MTPLM 1435 kgs (28.19cwt)
  • MRO 1262kgs (24.79cwt)
  • Shipping length 7441mm (24ft 0ins)
  • Interior length 5699mm (18ft 8ins)
  • Maximum headroom 1.950 (6ft 5ins)
  • Overall width 2236mm (7ft 4ins)
  • Awning size 10020mm (32ft 10ins)
  • 100% LED interior lighting
  • Bed sizes front double 6ft 10ins x 4ft 11ins
  • Rear beds (i) 6ft 1ins x 2ft 5ins (ii) 6ft 2ins x 2ft 5ins

Safety and Security:

  • High security locks to all external doors
  • CRIS identity number
  • Security data chip
  • Optional alarm system (with wireless PIR)
  • Optional tracking system
  • Optional Winterhoff Stabiliser
  • Optional Robstop security device for use with Winterhoff stabiliser
  • Optional iDC Intelligent Drive Control
  • Optional BPW Swing Vtec chassis

For more information:

www.elddis.co.uk

* Caravan insurance cost based on Elddis Avante £15,949 Fitted with hitchlock, wheelclamp and optional alarm, and kept on drive at HX4 0BE. Caravanners over 30 years old, claim free for 3 years and a member of a caravanning club. Quote includes 10% online discount and 6% Insurance Premium Tax and is correct as of 14.02.12.


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5 thoughts on “Elddis Avanté 574 touring caravan review

  1. Eileen Pomeroy says:

    Whilst the layout of twin beds is nice, it leaves no preparation work surface in the kitchen. We met people who had this layout and regretted it for the reason mentioned. We tour in our van 6 months of the year and as I enjoy preparing meals I would not consider this van.

  2. Paul says:

    Interesting comment has been made about preparation work surface, I see this as a minor issue, as long as you are tidy and efficient, which Im sure the commentor is, there is really little need for more surface.
    Maybe explore converting the top kitchen draw to a pull out table ?.

  3. T,Huseyin says:

    Have purchased our Elldis Avante 574 with 2 single fixed beds in June 2012.From June to November i had to return the van back to the dealer 3 times for several faults to be put right,they had the van for nearly 2 months i wated all the faults to be rectified,but unfortunately some of the faults still not rectified.
    Here are some of the faults with this van.
    Firstly after collection on the way home the brakes started to come on for no reason at all.The Intelligent drive control had developed a fault and had to be relaced.
    The floor was damaged and had to be glued down.
    ‘A’ frame cover was broken and had to be renewed.
    Toilet seat cover damaged.Renewed.
    Front wall unit handle damaged. Renewed.
    Rh wall unit centre door damaged.Renewed.
    Chip on LH wall unit frame.New supplied.
    Rh wall unit centre door damaged.Renewed.
    Lh front lower door latch not doing any thing.wrongly fitted.
    Very bad water leak into gas locker,2 attempts made to put it wright but still leaking.New seal on order.Have to use containers to collect the water.
    Cooker lid & top damaged also cooker will not ignite.?.
    Creaking floor and heater unit.?.
    Centre section of the carpet crambling.New fitted.
    Wall & front chest unit tapes are lifting off.
    ‘A’frame cover rivet has come off again.
    Since purchase we have only used this van for four days.
    It makes me wonder what ells is going to go wrong when i realy start using it?.
    I also would like to add that Eileen Pomeroy is wright,there is no preperation work surface in this van.

  4. Mac says:

    We have a 2014 Avante and have had a lot of problems with the aerial with both Tv and radio reception. We have the van permanently sited and have used this site for many years. With our previous van we had a multi directional aerial and could get about 80 channels with freeview but we have only been able to get 4 channels when we first got the van in late March and since June no channels at all. Also when we have the radio on reception is poor and once we turn on the tap the radio can’t be heard at all. Just wondered if anyone else has experienced the same. The aerial is just a car type whip aerial.

  5. brian says:

    Bought my Avante574 this September 2014,love the van, hate the TV aerial,can only pick up 5 out of 90 plus freeview stations. Has anyone had this problem if so what is the solution.

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